With grace and dignity, June demonstrates how every event in life, no matter how tragic, can be used as a learning experience and can offer endless opportunities for personal growth. Her audiences are captivated by her sincerity, honesty, and her personal story of overcoming extreme adversity in the wake of losing her husband in the Challenger explosion.

Whether you represent a Fortune 100 company or a classroom of young, inquiring children, June will inspire your group to pursue their greatest dreams and excel at every endeavor. June’s speaking topics cover Leadership, Education, Aerospace, and Motivational and Inspirational topics.

All proceeds from speaking honorariums are donated to Challenger Center.

Most Requested Speeches

  • My Path Toward Leadership
  • Inspiring Students, Engaging Teachers, Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce
  • Education in the 21st Century
  • Our Space Future: Uniting for Success
  • Power of Positive Thinking: The ABC’s
  • Zero G Flight: The Next Best Thing to Being There
  • Reach for the Stars: A Journey of Spiritual Courage
  • Caution or Boldness: The Greatest Risk in Spaceflight
  • From Dreams to Reality: The Roadmap
  • To Teach is to Touch the Future: Teachers Make a Difference
  • Surgeons: Prayers for Healing Hands
  • Science and Religion: Harmony of Light and Love
  • Tragedy: Springboard to Defeat or Triumph
  • Exploration: Earth as a Classroom
  • Challenger Center: Filling the Inspiration Gap


  • Pros and Cons of Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • Risk in Space Flight
  • Mining Asteroids
  • Inspiration Mars
  • Importance of Book Cover Art


[She’s] a gifted speaker who can move an audience to both laughter and tears, and June did it at the Hunter Museum of Art!

Marilyn Hoke
Houston Museum, Chair

I’m still receiving letters, e-mails, and phone calls of congratulations on behalf of June for her excellent presentation.

Phillip Burns, MD
President, the Southern Surgical Association 2007

She had the audience in the palm of her hand as she spoke with such grace and dignity…her words continue to live on and inspire us all to be better humans.

William Luckey
President, Lindsey Wilson College

June’s desire to teach and promote education was very apparent as it led you to reach personal heights in your teaching career.

Carol Burton
Dartmouth College, Road Scholar Center for Educational Adventure

(June has) first hand knowledge of what it takes to overcome adversity. (Her story is) all about patriotism, passion, honor, selfless courage and heroism. She’s my dear friend and will be an inspiration to all who meet her.

George H. W. Bush
41st President of the United States

June did such a great service for our School District with her Keynote Session at the start of the school year. Folks are still raving, so we hope to bring her back some day for more inspiration.

Alan Landever
Director, Ft Leavenworth, KS

At the end of her keynote….no one left the room as a line of people formed in front of her to say thank you for her inspiration and hope for the future. People wanted photos with her, a few brief moments to express their feelings, and many just wanted to touch her. Dr. June Scobee Rodgers transformed our convention and her words still resonate within all of us.

Dr. George Betts
President, National Association for Gifted Children